From the rear side cover: The second and final volume in this acclaimed series on GWR Cartage explores how the railway organised and conducted its freight business from the era when horse drawn transport predominated to the rise of the internal combustion engine.
The arrival of reliable motor vehicles in the years after the Great War transformed this aspect of the GWR's activities. Even so, it was very much a steep learning curve and vehicles emerged for road use without equipment we nowadays take for granted: brakes, mirrors and windscreen wipers to name but three omissions.
This comprehensive and heavily illustrated book also provides detailed appendices with information on fleet lists and registration numbers as well as examples of accidents involving GWR vehicles and the use of steam wagons. GWR Cartage Volume 2 is a must have for all enthusiasts, historians and railway modellers.